Zika Virus – 10 Facts You Should Know

By: iTopTopics Staff

6. Zika Virus: carriers and infections

Zika Virus and Pregnancy

Even though pregnant women are the most vulnerable and most severely affected by Zika virus, men and women of all ages can be carriers and be affected by the virus as well if being infected. According to CDC, there is a small percentage of Zika virus infected people developed Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), an uncommon sickness of the nervous system in which a person’s own immune system damages the nerve cells, causing muscle weakness, and sometimes leads to paralysis. The chance is small but the risk is there. So why take the risk? Moreover, the more people are aware of Zika virus and how to prevent it from transmitting to others, the better control of the spreading of the virus.